Penn State Behrend named a 'Military Friendly School'

ERIE, Pa. -- Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine, has again recognized Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, as one of the most supportive academic environments for U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses.

The publisher’s 2015 Military Friendly School rankings place the college among the top 15 percent of Veterans Affairs-approved institutions with a commitment to serving student veterans on campus and in their careers. At Penn State Behrend, resources for those students include scheduling assistance, VA-paid tutoring and a full-time financial aid counselor assigned to veterans.

“Penn State Behrend is committed to making sure our veteran students find success in and out of the classroom,” said Mary-Ellen Madigan, the college’s director of enrollment management. “We have comprehensive services for them, including a one-stop office that offers complete admissions, financial aid and academic support.”

The college also is committed to the next generation of veterans. Penn State Behrend and its partners at Gannon and Mercyhurst universities staff and support the U.S. Army ROTC "Pride of PA" Battalion. Students fom the partner colleges have cross-enrolled in the program since 1970.

For a full list of the 2015 Military Friendly Schools, or to see the methodology used by Victory Media, go to